Yoga and meditation are time-tested therapies that were introduced during ancient times and are used for alleviating different physical and mental ailments till the present day. Essential oils sourced from different organic substances also have many proven health benefits. And combining both of them can optimize the efficacy of both.
It has been observed that there some essential oils can take your yoga and meditation experience to the next level by making them more vivid and reflective. So, let’s look at some of the essential oils that you can add to the mix of your yoga and meditation to make the most of these therapeutic activities.
1) Frankincense Essential Oil
It is one of the most popular essential oils for yoga and meditation because it’s a great stimulant for focus. It elevates the mind to make meditation more meaningful. If you are finding it difficult to maintain your focus for an intended time period, then add frankincense essential oils to your sessions.
2) Lavender Essential Oils
Lavender essential oils are generally used in aromatic therapies to infuse the sensation of calmness and tranquility. As an essential oil for yoga, it helps the user to relax its senses to dive into the spiritual realm. Its relaxation qualities have also earned him the title of starter oil.
3) Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
An ever-stressed individual can’t get the most of yoga and meditation. Ylang-Ylang oil is known to relieve that stress by shedding down the negative emotions.
4) Sandalwood Essential Oil
This yoga essential oil is also used to reduce stress in order to make yoga and meditation sessions more meaningful. It has been proven that one can’t maintain focus and concentration during meditation if the mind and body are under the influence of high cortisol (stress hormone) level.
5) Peppermint Essential Oil
Good respiration is important for both yoga and meditation sessions and peppermint essential oils can help with that. Peppermint has impressive anti-inflammatory properties for the respiratory system that helps in making arduous yoga sessions endurable.
6) Cedarwood Essential Oil
Experts say that the cedarwood essential oil helps the user to feel closer to nature. Using this oil during yoga and meditation sessions can help you in keeping yourself disciplined and humble.
7) Clary Sage Essential Oils
This essential sourced from beautiful violet blossoms have the attributes to bring in the inner peace. So, it becomes an effective essential oil for yoga and meditation sessions by default.
8) Orange and Lemon Essential Oils
These essential oils rich in citric acid helps in ‘activate’ the body for a meditative journey. If you are feeling lazy before the session, then use these oils to get in the rhythm.
How to Use Essential Oils for Yoga and Meditation
So, the big question is how to use these useful oils during yoga and meditation? The most effective way is their application in the space through room diffusers. You can also apply them on temples, back of the hand, and feet for a better effect. The Yoga Studio Downtown utilizes essential oils, and would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Whether you’re just getting into essential oils or are a pro, give us a call today (586) 991-0760!